M.A. in Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Learning disabled children; School sports; Student activities
Disability and Equity in Education
This study compared special education students who join extracurricular activities versus those that do not join, and identified factors that inhibit participation in the various extracurricular activities that are offered. Twenty special education students at the seventh and eighth grade levels enrolled in the Mullica Township Middle School were interviewed individually during their study hall period to determine the extent of their participation in extracurricular activities. Their responses were recorded and analyzed to determine the rate of participation. The groups were then divided into participants and non-participants and responses were content analyzed. Results showed that the majority of the sample of special education students were involved in at least one extracurricular activity. It was also shown that the major inhibiting factor for participation was lack of time.
Vetter, Lyn, "A study to determine the rate of participation of special education students in extracurricular activities and factors inhibiting their participation" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2122.